Licensed companies for the handling of dangerous goods

In Port of Antwerp-Bruges, various activities take place with dangerous goods such as gases, chemicals or fuels. These activities are strictly regulated to ensure that they are carried out in complete safety. Companies can perform certain activities, such as fumigation or bunkering, only if they have a specific accreditation or permit. The Harbour Master's Office issues these permits and certificates.

Fumigation companies

Fumigation involves the disinfection of containers with a chemical gas to prevent mould or pests from spoiling the cargo. 

Deze lijst bevat alle bedrijven die fumigatie of begassing verzorgen in het Antwerpse havengebied (Dutch only)

Fumigation companies in Antwerp

11/5/2022
Deze lijst bevat alle bedrijven die fumigatie of begassing verzorgen in het Antwerpse havengebied (Dutch only)
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Fire sentry

The following companies are licensed to provide a fire sentry when technically pure ammonium nitrate and equivalent mixtures are handled.

This list contains all fire sentries in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Fire sentry in Antwerp

11/5/2022
This list contains all fire sentries in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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Waste collectors

Various activities within the port generate different types of residual waste. For example, oil or waste specific to shipping, such as sludge or bilge water (oil-water mixture in the engine room).

 

A licensed waste collector has an OVAM permit and meets the conditions of the Harbour Master's Office.

 

For maritime shipping, the legislation is included in the Waste management plan and for inland navigation, the Flemish Waste management plan for inland navigation applies. The following companies are licensed for waste collection. 

This list contains all waste collectors in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Waste collectors in Antwerp

13/2/2024
This list contains all waste collectors in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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This list contains all waste collectors in the Bruges port area. (Dutch only)

Waste collectors in Zeebrugge

13/2/2024
This list contains all waste collectors in the Bruges port area. (Dutch only)
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Application form for the permit of collecting waste of sea-going vessels for the port area of Antwerp and/or Bruges.

Waste collection permit application form

24/5/2024
Application form for the permit of collecting waste of sea-going vessels for the port area of Antwerp and/or Bruges.
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Bunkering companies and bunker ships

Licensed bunkering companies can only use licensed bunkering vessels to deliver LNG, conventional fuels and lubricating oils to ships.

This list contains all bunkering companies for LNG in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunkering companies for LNG in Antwerp

9/2/2024
This list contains all bunkering companies for LNG in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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This list contains all bunkering companies for conventional fuels for inland navigation in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunkering companies for conventional fuels for inland navigation in Antwerp

6/12/2023
This list contains all bunkering companies for conventional fuels for inland navigation in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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This list contains all bunkering companies for conventional fuels for maritime shipping in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunkering companies for conventional fuels for maritime shipping in Antwerp

23/4/2024
This list contains all bunkering companies for conventional fuels for maritime shipping in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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This list contains all bunkering companies for lubricating oil in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunkering companies for lubricating oil in Antwerp

6/12/2023
This list contains all bunkering companies for lubricating oil in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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Bunker ships

This list contains all bunker ships for LNG in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunker ships for LNG in Antwerp

30/1/2024
This list contains all bunker ships for LNG in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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This list contains all bunker ships for conventional fuels and lubricating oils in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Bunker ships for conventional fuels and lubricating oils in Antwerp

19/4/2024
This list contains all bunker ships for conventional fuels and lubricating oils in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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Licensed degassing companies

In Port of Antwerp-Bruges, there is a total ban on degassing of substances that cause nuisance, such as petrol. Indeed, free degassing releases volatile organic compounds that can not only cause odour nuisance, but can also be harmful to workers at the port and local residents.

    

Degassing is only permitted in facilities specifically provided for this purpose. Various companies offer degassing services to process residual fumes from tankers and tank barges. In this way, ships can safely degas the ship's tanks in an environmentally-friendly way between different cargoes.

This list contains all degassing companies in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Degassing companies in Antwerp

8/6/2023
This list contains all degassing companies in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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Licensed gas experts

A gas expert oversees compliance with certain legal safety standards in the port when activities involving gas are carried out or, for example, declares work areas safe during ship repair operations. The certificates from a licensed gas expert are valid for 24 hours. The following gas experts are licensed. 

This list contains all gas experts in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)

Gas experts in Antwerp

29/4/2024
This list contains all gas experts in the Antwerp port area. (Dutch only)
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Recognised training courses IMDG code

All persons involved in the transportation of dangerous goods must receive training on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and port regulations or port by-laws. The certificates of these mandatory training courses are valid for five years. To renew this certificate, you follow a refresher course at an approved training centre. If your certificate has expired, you must follow the basic training again. 

 

The following courses are recognised by the Harbor Master's Office:

This list contains all training institutions offering recognised IMDG training courses. (Dutch only)

Recognised training courses IMDG code

11/5/2022
This list contains all training institutions offering recognised IMDG training courses. (Dutch only)
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